Consider, for the sake of posterity, the word "Buffalo". The word in isolation can take on at least one of three possible senses:
Buffalo [Noun] ;; As in, Buffalo the animals that are not gnu.
Buffalo [City] ;; As in, Buffalo the city that is not Boston.
Buffalo [Verb] ;; As in, to bewilder or to baffle.
Now, gedanken about a string of N consecutive occurrences of the word Buffalo...
A true history of the sentence "Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo." as told by the philosopher William J. Rapaport.